LG manufactures a wide range of refrigerators with many great features, including ice makers. But sometimes they can break down and will need to be repaired. Thankfully, most of the time you can fix the ice maker simply by resetting it.
In this article, we tell you exactly how to reset your LG bottom freezer ice maker so you can get it working again. After you have reset your ice maker, it’s important that you check that there aren’t any underlying problems that are causing your ice maker to break down. The second half of this guide will explain all the likely underlying causes of your ice maker breaking down so you can check them out to make sure your freezer is working correctly.
LG bottom freezer ice maker reset
To reset your LG bottom freezer ice maker, simply follow these steps:
1. Start by locating the on/off switch on your ice maker. Make sure your ice maker is turned on.
2. On the underside of the ice maker unit, you should be able to find a test/fill button. Once found, press and hold this button until the ice maker turns and starts a cycle. Once it runs through a cycle, it should start to fill up with water again and the ice production process will begin.
3. If the ice maker doesn’t start a cycle, remove the bin, turn your ice maker off for 30 seconds before turning it back on, put the bin back in, and then press the test/fill button again.
4. Check your ice maker after a few hours to ensure that it’s working again correctly. If your LG bottom freezer ice maker is still not working, it will need to be repaired or replaced.
Make sure there isn’t an underlying problem.
If your LG bottom freezer ice maker has stopped working, there are a few possible underlying problems that may be responsible for this happening, including:
Faulty water line
The most common problem is if the water line is kinked or not connected properly, which stops water from flowing into the ice maker. To make sure that your water supply is working correctly, check the water line for any kinks or leaks and, if damaged, repair or replace it. You should also make sure the water supply lines are connected up correctly at both ends.
Dirty water filter
The water filter in your refrigerator needs to be replaced every few months to ensure that it can function correctly. When it doesn’t get replaced, water can be impeded from entering the ice maker unit. If you haven’t changed your water filter for a while, replace it once you’ve reset your ice maker.
Temperature set too high
Your freezer needs to be set at between 0- and -4 degrees Fahrenheit to produce ice. Check the thermostat in your freezer unit to make sure the temperature is set correctly and, if not, adjust it.
Freezer door not shut
It’s also important that your freezer door is closed properly, or air can get into your freezer which can raise the temperature and prevent ice from forming in your ice maker. Make sure you check the door gasket/seal to ensure that it isn’t defective. You should also give the gasket/seal a good clean every couple of months as this will help it to function correctly.
Faulty water inlet valve
Another important component in your freezer to check is the water inlet valve. This valve opens up to let water into the water line that supplies water to your LG bottom freezer ice maker. If it becomes defective, your ice maker won’t get water and will not be able to make ice. Most water inlet valves are electronic, so they will need to be checked with a multimeter and, if faulty, replaced.
Faulty evaporator fan
The evaporator fan in your freezer helps to distribute cold air from your freezer to the fridge unit. Sometimes, the fan can become faulty which adversely affects the temperature in your freezer. When this happens, it can stop your ice maker from working correctly. The evaporator fan can easily be checked by turning your refrigerator off and then making sure the fan is moving around correctly without obstruction. If you have a multimeter, you can also check the fan motor to make sure it’s working correctly. If you find it’s faulty, replace the fan.
Faulty control board
If all the above components have been checked and they are working correctly, the final component that might be responsible for your ice maker not working is the main control board. The main control board receives signals from other components in your freezer, so it knows when to turn various other components on and off. If it becomes defective, it might stop your ice maker from turning on. The control board doesn’t become faulty very often, but when it does, it will need to be replaced by a qualified technician.